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Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge

  • Location Yorkshire Dales
  • Price from £75.00
  • Walking / Hiking
  • Epic challenge
  • Bucket list


One of the most popular one day challenge events in the UK, the Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge is a marathon distance hike across three mountains, with the aim of completing it in under 12 hours.
Although the annual “Three Peaks Race” will see top runners complete the route in sub three hours and the bulk of the field less than six hours to complete, a typical walking pace is somewhere between ten and twelve hours.
This challenge can be undertaken at most times of the year, but is clearly a serious undertaking in winter when a significant part of the challenge will be walked in the dark and quite possibly in the snow. Due consideration must be given to your fitness levels as this is an epic challenge.
This is perfect event to push yourself and test your limits in a full day walking adventure, whilst having the safety net of a professional guide to help you along the way.
Although dates listed are Saturdays, other days (midweek/weekend) can be available upon request, please contact us for details and to discuss your plans. We also offer days with support vehicles - handy for carrying those extra snacks and water you may need!


Starting in Horton in Ribblesdale (usually) in the limestone heart of the Yorkshire Dales the day comprises of ascending the three highest peaks in Yorkshire of Pen-y-ghent at 694m, Whernside 736m and Ingleborough 724m and of course walking between them. This is a route of 24 miles or just under 40km if you prefer! The exact start can be amended to suit itinerary as the route is circular. This is a long day – even at a brisk walking pace - however once you factor in the 5000ft / 1600m of ascent, the notion of “brisk pace” becomes less clear!

This adventure is perfect for individuals and small groups, and can be tailored for:

  • Corporates
  • Hen / Stag parties
  • Families
  • Charity fundraising

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Effort Level

A challenging feat pushing you to your limits, you’ll have to dig deep on this one

  • Chilled
  • Active
  • Tough


Not-provided Accommodation

As this is a full day, you should look to book accommodation in the area for the morning before and evening after

    What's included

  • Equipment Back packs and walking poles can be provided

    What you'll need

  • Food enough to last a full day on the hill,
  • Drink more than you think!
  • Other Suitable walking trousers / leggings / jogging or tracksuit bottoms. Do not wear jeans. A base layer (ideally not cotton). Suitable synthetic or natural material designed to wick moisture away from the skin.A mid layer, such as a fleece or a pile lined hoody / sweaterA waterproof coat (outer shell).Waterproof over trousers.Thicker walking socks.Walking boots (Walking shoes or even trainers may be appropriate depending upon the time of year, your fitness and the intended route. Please ask for confirmation)Hat and glovesAdditional layers/spares dependent upon the time of year and what you need to be comfortableA suitable rucksack of at least 20 litres capacity to contain spare clothes (ideally in a waterproof rucksack liner)Food and drink for the day.Emergency foodThis event is suitable for all levels of experience with walking, as long as you have a good level of fitness and can push yourself to walk for the 10 - 12 hours.
  • Warm Clothing subject to the prevailing weather.
  • Waterproofs subject to the prevailing weather.


Custom Policy

  • Cancel before 31 days or more of your adventure and receive a 75% refund (minus payment processing fees).
  • Cancel within 30 days of the adventure with no refund.
  • Alternate dates may be able to be agreed at no additional cost, but this is not guaranteed.


Yorkshire Dales


North Col Adventure

North Col Adventure

North Col Adventure is the experience provider for Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge